Citrus Paradisi

by Elsa Hewitt

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Full colour printed sleeve, full colour printed centre stickers and 1x multi-coloured 12" vinyl.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Citrus Paradisi via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Limited Edition Cassette
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    Hand-decorated tapes, each design unique, plus insert containing all lyrics. Download code provided digitally.

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  • Quilt Jams/Citrus Paradisi DOUBLE CASSETTE
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Quilt Jams is the album that leads up to Citrus Paradisi. This is both albums as one package in the form of a double cassette. The Quilt Jams side comes with hand-stamped variant covers and Citrus Paradisi decorated with iridescent triangles plus lyrics insert.

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How do you think When you've got that thing around your head? How do you think? You were saved by me once
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Pastel 03:07
Well you better get better Ohh no Still holding on Well you're gonna be better Think you're so clever Still holding on Each time I don't leave In time I can be In love
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Like the leaves of the trees On the ground they fall asleep Once a year they get lean Because they are not evergreen Just like me just like me just like me I'm going home We're going to be reborn I'm going home We're going to be reborn Like the birds in the wild Once a year we fly for miles In the bright morning light When the sky is still in sight Traffic fumes they consume All the gold and all the blue I'm going home We're going to be reborn We're going home We're going to be reborn
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Fate 01:51
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Drone Babe 02:35
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The Edge 04:49
Just when you think you've seen it all Here is a test again Released in the swing and in the sway Released in the sway You get what you give And you get what you're given... Inspector Dust Speck Somewhere near Rome Crossing thousands of paths per week Unable to speak She sees many stark contrasts in faces Contents of spaces And rooms in places She sees many scenes that get repeated Time after time Turning over cells all the while
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Pop Tuna 03:54
sometimes you've got to turn it on its head for it to even start making sense
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Hair Cut 03:00
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Mermaid 04:50
As it fizzes in your brain You tell yourself never again Lay the groundwork making friends I won't be on my own again Fate is thrown in all directions Not one speck of the stress you create Has any real meaning Has any real meaning Shaking hands with a mermaid siren thing... Ready to learn the notes she can sing You can't control how they make you feel But can control how you act upon that She could sense my turbulence Her words were clean and strong Unlike mine... No-one will ever know What her life's really like She has no need to prove No need to prove herself To anyone

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A minimal approach to a soulful, psychedelic and high-energy sound, staying close to certain themes throughout, whilst giving each track both a unique character and equal weight within the collection.

Reissue press release by Lobster Theremin: Elsa Hewitt’s stunning Citrus Paradisi is receiving the reissue treatment from one of the UK’s most important record labels. The reissue marks Lobster Theremin’s first dip into the indie-electronica sphere; a dreamy, heart-string tugging cut of left-field leaning pop, early Actress influence and Elsa’s distinct psychedelic minimalism.

“I think the album is inspired a lot by synchronicity and faith – I’m not sure for what reason though. I guess it’s partly faith in the universe, and also in yourself – to be able to overcome things.” Elsa Hewitt has quietly been building repute as one of the UK’s most exciting electronic-experimental artists with quite a string of wonderful Bandcamp uploads that remain impossible to define under one genre term, yet unite beautifully under a distinctly sleepy, ethereal aesthetic.

Citrus Paradisi opens with ‘Tiny Dancer’; a hazy slice of gentle house that is thoughtful and meditative, whilst sad and optimistic. The oxymoron of hopefulness and hopelessness is a theme throughout the record, as we move through the early- morning sounds of London on ‘The Thing’ and subtle high-energy of ‘Pastel; both maintaining that stirring emotionality.

Every track on the record exists within a flexible genre of their own; each one lending itself it’s former as we meander our way through abstract, subtle math rock influence (‘Blood Orange’), down-tempo ambient (‘Drone Babe’) and twinkling high-velocity dreamscapes (‘Rolling In Your Wall’) to mesmerising effect. One of Lobster Theremin label head Asquith’s favourite records of 2019, Jimmy reached out to Elsa to inquire about a potential reissue, following the path he has built for himself in bigging up those he believes in.

Citrus Paradisi may be the symbolic sound of contemporary thought; hopeful, anxious, sad, happy, optimistic, hopeless. It’s a stunning and unique blend of moods, textures and thoughts that make for one of the prettiest and most captivating records of last year and now, as it receives the reissue treatment, we get to enjoy it all over again.

lobstertheremin.com/album/citrus-paradisi-lp

credits

released March 1, 2019

Written, performed, arranged and produced by Elsa Hewitt

Live drumming sampled in 'Mermaid' by Kane Aris

Mastered by Kirk Barley

Artwork by Elsa Hewitt featuring photo by Jodie Cartman

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